Lakewood Stallion Family Letter

Individually unique and together complete

April 6th, 2021

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Message from the Principal

Stallion Families,


We hope you enjoyed your long weekend together! Last week we celebrated our robotics team, the Lakewood Cardio Coders, who competed this past Saturday in a district hosted regional qualifier. The Cardio Coders won 1st place in the robotics game portion of the competition advancing them to the Regional championship! We are very proud of their hard work. We also got to show off our unique styles in our picture day for our yearbook Thursday!


This week we are excited to celebrate and learn more about World Autism Day! Don't forget your blue on Wednesday! We also will we working through the final preparations and planning needs to begin our new full day schedule on April 12th. Let's make this a great week of learning!



Stallion Strong,

Principal Thompson

SAVE THE DATE (and see more info below)!

April 7th: World Autism Day

April 12th: Full Day Schedule and 4th nine weeks begin

April 15th: SBDM Meeting via zoom at 6:15pm

April 29th: Internet Safety Training for Parents via zoom at 7:30pm

May 15th: Lakewood House Party

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April 12th Lakewood will Transition to a Full Day Schedule

As many of you are aware, the CDC has revised guidance for social distancing in schools. In alignment with Dallas ISD values, Lakewood Elementary has committed to respond actively to data and information as it changes. Therefore, we are happy to announce that Lakewood will be safely reopening to a full day schedule beginning April 12th! We are excited to end the year with the opportunity to incorporate specials, lunch and recess into the school day for in-persona and virtual learners. Questions can be sent to the SBDM sub-committee supporting the campus with parent input and feedback. The sub-committee will compile frequently asked questions and share them with the administration to help facilitate timely sharing of information and answers. Please send those to LWEcurriculum2020@gmail.com. We are proud to end this last nine weeks Stallion Strong!

Reopening to a Full Day Schedule FAQ


1. What are the new arrival and dismissal times?

Doors will open at 7:30 AM and we will continue to screen for temperature at the various grade level entrances. A staggered dismissal will begin at 3:05 PM and we will continue to use the PikmyKid application. The cut-off time to adjust delegates or pick-up mode on PikmyKid will be adjusted to 2:30.


2. Have the quarantine rules been adjusted?....click here to see more.

Questions about Summer Plans

Dear Families,


It has come to my attention that several families may have summer vacation plans during the month of June that may impact attendance. We want families to be aware of the district-wide testing schedule for May and June that may be in conflict with early summer plans. Please be mindful that student STAAR and MAP testing will be completed at the end of the year. These achievement test scores are used for magnet school applications as well as TAG placement. Having “no score” could negatively impact a student’s future opportunities. In order to respond to those requests and inquiries, please see below for options and implications of each action.


.... To continue reading click here.

Family Insight for 21-22 Homeroom Assignments

Parents,


We are beginning the extensive process of creating our classes for the 21-22 school year! At Lakewood we have very talented and hardworking teachers who embody our mission and vision. Our goal this year is to create balanced classes for all students and teachers. Our system for creating balance is taking the following into consideration: the number of boys and girls, birthdays, academic levels in all subjects, and social emotional needs, as well as any special education/504 needs. Please be aware that we will not be honoring specific teacher requests.


As we create these classes with your Stallions' current teachers, we value any insight you may wish to share to help us in this process. If you have pertinent information about your child necessary for us to be aware of please provide that here. Our current teachers will be using this to help form classes. This information will also be shared with your child’s future teacher so they can begin to prepare to meet the specific needs of your student.

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LAKEWOOD HOUSE PARTY INFO!

Lakewood House Party is getting OUT of the house this year and tickets are on sale SOON! The 5th annual spring auction will be at Redfield’s Tavern (an outdoor venue from the owners of The Barley House!) on Saturday, May 15th from 7-11pm (capped at 50% capacity). Lakewood’s favorite band, The Rich Girls, will be taking the stage outdoors. All proceeds from this event go towards funding Lakewood Elementary teacher wish lists. Event tickets are $50 in advance and $75 the week of the event/at the door. Tickets include food and admission.

The auction and raffle will be 100% virtual so everyone can participate. Don’t miss snagging coveted auction items like the Marquee or winning the raffle prize: your very own golf cart! Party pails filled with drinks, snacks, and Lakewood swag are also on sale for those who want a house pre/post/party of their own.


- Buy your event tickets, raffle tickets, and party pails by visiting https://one.bidpal.net/lakewoodhouseparty21

- Donate a bottle of your favorite wine or spirits to our wine pull! Donations can be dropped off at 6612 Sondra Drive any time before May 15th

- Donate items to the silent auction or sponsor the event! Contact auctionparty@lakewoodelementary.net for more info.

GARDEN CLUB UPDATES!

Volunteers needed to help maintain the new pollinator garden at school!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ba4ae2ea64-school


Other Garden Updates:

- A new sensory garden is in the works thanks to Ms. Nicole and Cynthia Jones and Lauren Clarke!

- Garden and LOLA Work Day: Saturday April 17 - more details to come!

SBDM UPDATES

The next SBDM meeting will be Thursday, April 15 at 6:15pm via Zoom. To suggest an agenda item or be added to the SBDM e-mail list, email: lakewoodsbdm@gmail.com. Agenda and meeting zoom link will be shared to this list prior to the meeting.
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World Down Syndrome Day

Lakewood Leader in Me Habit #2

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DISD Mask Update

Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order lifting the mandatory mask-wearing requirement, Texas Education Agency released guidance for schools to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Schools must continue to require students and staff to wear masks. Based on these guidelines and our commitment to student and staff safety, Dallas ISD will continue following our current health and safety protocols requiring that students and staff wear masks over their nose and mouth and adhere to hand-washing and social distancing practices when on district property. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and cooperation. We will bring updates as they are provided.


We ask that parents support us by continuing their mask when at arrival and dismissal at Lakewood. Thank you!

Virtual Specials Artist Spotlight!

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Virtual Art Spotlight

Calendar Updates

In response to questions about school calendar, we hope to provide clarity here: Please see below for what we currently know:


  • For the 2020-2021 school year Lakewood ES will be following the current school calendar from Dallas ISD linked here. There have been no changes to our current school year calendar.
  • For the 2021-2022 school year, Lakewood ES will be following the base calendar, or the traditional calendar. More specifics will be shared after board approval.

Outdoor Play Time!

Yearbook!

Yearbook Portraits

Did your student miss school picture day?

Upload you own by April 16 using the following instructions:


https://help.treering.com/hc/en-us/articles/360057155012-Uploading-a-Portrait-Photo-of-Your-Child


Questions? Email tswoodchek@mac.com


Still need to order your yearbook?

go to www.treering.com/validate Passcode: 1016003731184401

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Reminders: Beginning April 12

Families,


Once we adjust our schedule on April 12th, in an effort to reduce the amount of traffic in the main office, and avoid too many class disruptions, we ask that parents limit item (supplies, lunches, etc.) drop off to 7:30am-9:30am. We also ask parents who need to pick up their students early, do so before 2:00 PM. If you are picking up materials for virtual learners, you may do so during regular hours. Your child's teacher will communicate with you about when materials are ready.


Item Drop Off: 7:30 AM -9:30 AM


Early Pick-Up: 9:00AM- 2:00 PM

Sign up for the DISD SEL Family Newsletter

If you are a parent or caregiver looking to support your child's social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, we are here to help! Our upcoming family-focused SEL newsletter will be packed with tips, ideas, and curated SEL resources that engage, inform, and inspire.


Parents and caregivers can submit their contact information via our sign-up form. We also have a Spanish version of the sign-up form as well!


Please share both language versions widely with any parents who may be interested in signing up for our family-focused newsletter!

COVID- 19 Protocol and Information

All Dallas ISD schools follow Dallas County Health and Human Services guidelines when it comes to quarantining or isolating students who might be ill, exposed or confirmed Covid-19 positive. You can find county guidelines here.

If the county and Dallas ISD change their guidelines, all school nurses will be informed to follow the new and revised guidelines. We will update you as those guidelines change. Please keep in mind that private schools may have a different set of protocols they follow.

Currently these are the Dallas County Health and Human Services and Dallas ISD’s guidelines: Click here to read more.

Missing Items

There are a few jackets, sweaters and water bottles in the front foyer. If you are missing items, ask your students to come by and check if we have their item in the lost and found. If items have not been claimed by next Friday, we will donate what we can to Goodwill.
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PLAYGROUND & CAMPUS GROUNDS

Help us keep staff and students safe and reduce the spread of COVID 19 by:



  • Wearing a mask when on campus during arrival and dismissal
  • Keep a mask on your student until he/she is off campus property
  • Avoid congregating during dismissal
  • Please do not use the playground area during school hours: 7:00 AM -6:00 PM
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BUC BAND FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY:

Lakewood Elementary Mission & Vision

Vision: We are a community of leaders, valued individuals and problem solvers, who advocate for all.

Mission: As a Lakewood Leader, I: embrace effort and rise when I fall, exhibit empathy, and celebrate diversity.

Lakewood Community Resources

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Campus Contacts

Main Office -(972) 749-7300

Nurse, Jessica Sundin, Jsundin@dallasisd.org

K-2 Counselor, Princeton Cobb, Pcobb@dallasisd.org

3-5 Counselor, Shonnia Spears, Sspears@dallasisd.org

K,1,5 Asst. Principal, Nicola Thorn, Nthorn@dallasisd.org

2,3,4 Asst. Principal, LeAnna Bentley, Leamiller@dallasisd.org

Principal, Brittany Thompson, Britthompson@dallasisd.org